7 days in Minnesota Itinerary

7 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota trip planner

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Rochester
— 1 day
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New Prague
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ely
— 1 night
Drive
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Duluth
— 3 nights
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Rochester

— 1 day
Rochester is a city in the U.S. State of Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to The Plummer Building - Mayo Clinic Historical Suite, gain insight at Quarry Hill Nature Center, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rochester online route builder.

Minneapolis to Rochester is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°F in January, and nighttime lows around 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Prague.

Things to do in Rochester

Spas
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New Prague

— 2 nights
New Prague is a city in Scott and Le Sueur counties in the state of Minnesota. Your day by day itinerary now includes Next Chapter Winery. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Indian Island Winery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Montgomery Brewing, and then learn about winemaking at Next Chapter Winery. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Mini Met, sample the tasty concoctions at Waconia Brewing Company, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at J. Carver Distillery, then experience rural life at Carlson's Lovable Llamas, and finally walk around Belle Plaine Veterans Memorial Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Prague online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Rochester to New Prague in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in New Prague can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 5°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ely.

Things to do in New Prague

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Ely

— 1 night
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, head outdoors with White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures, and then hike along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ely itinerary planner.

Drive from New Prague to Ely in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, Ely is little chillier than New Prague - with highs of 16°F and lows of -4°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Ely

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Duluth

— 3 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Explore Duluth's surroundings by going to Two Harbors (Gooseberry Falls State Park & Split Rock Lighthouse). There's much more to do: stroll around Canal Park, steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, kick back and relax at Brighton Beach Park, and snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Duluth online trip maker.

You can drive from Ely to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ely in January, expect Duluth to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°F and 7°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Minnesota travel guide

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The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.